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Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Cybercrime


October 25, 2016

Advanced artificial intelligence technologies, intended to improve the state of computer security, may also be one of the most alarming security threats. “The thing people don’t get is that cybercrime is becoming automated and it is scaling exponentially,” Marc Goodman, law enforcement agency advisor, told the New York Times. Machine learning capabilities developed by AI pioneers to improve the quality of machine vision, speech understanding, speech synthesis, and natural language understanding are ripe for cyber criminals to utilize. “Cybercriminals already exploit the best qualities in humans – trust and willingness to help others – to steal and spy,” the Times writes. “The ability to create artificial intelligence avatars that can fool people online will only make the problem worse.”

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